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Pirongia volcano

Stratovolcano 959 m / 3146 ft
New Zealand, -38°S / 175.1°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Pirongia volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than 2.58 million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
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Background:

Pirongia is low-angle eroded stratovolcano of Pliocene-lower Pleistocene age of the Alexandra volcanic group. Potassium-Argon dates of 2.25 and 2.06 million years ago have been obtained from Pirongia, but flank cones are younger (Briggs 1983).
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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